Nearly 40 percent of votes — over 1.8 million — have now been tallied, Hebrew media reports. Likud retains wide lead over rival Blue and White.
Likud remains in the lead with 29% and Blue and White in second place with 23.2% of the vote.
It is followed by the [Arab] Joint List with over 12.2% of the national vote.
The ultra-Orthodox Shas party takes 8.9% and United Torah Judaism has 8.6%.
Yamina follows with 6% of the vote, while Labor-Gesher-Meretz takes 5.6% and Yisrael Beytenu received 5.4% of the vote.
The results will likely shift over the coming hours and does not include the votes of soldiers or diplomats stationed abroad.